Katie is an attorney with GATX Corporation. Previously she was with Mayer Brown, where she worked in the firm’s finance group in the Chicago, Frankfurt and London offices. She was also a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellow, has experience in the non-profit sector and practiced with Kirkland & Ellis.
Having grown up in a community where many refugees resettled, she has long been aware of the challenges immigrant jobseekers face. Given her own experiences working abroad under the “best” of circumstances, she feels strongly about supporting jobseekers in Chicago who do not have it so easy. Katie has been involved with Upwardly Global since 2009. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa with a degree in political science and earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.